Memorial Day celebrations bring thousands to South Beach (includes video story)

Thousands gathered at South Beach during the Hyundai Air & SeaShow in honor of Memorial Day from May 27 to May 28.

Over 2.4 million people visited Miami for Memorial Day, and the Sea & Air Show was among the major events.

“I come from a family that that has had many members in the military, such as the Air Force, Army, Vietnam,” said Staff Sgt. Sebastian Manautou. “It is nice to be part of that legacy, go pay my respects and commemorate those who came before me. No matter what branch, all those guys set the foundation for me to be here today. “

Jets, boats, drones, concerts and more were among display at the show and guests of all ages were welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Daniela Zulueta is pursuing her master’s degree in global strategic communications and graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s degree in digital broadcasting in 2023. She also holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Miami Dade College. Zulueta loves the city of Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens who live here and all over the world. Zulueta runs a social media platform with her husband called @Lifestyle_Miami where she works with local businesses and does community based work. Currently, she works for NBC6 South Florida & Telemundo51 as a stage manager and wants work both behind the scenes and as an on-air talent.

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.